The grass is greener on the other side…
Tova Hudson is getting by—just barely. With a crumbling marriage, all she longs for is her husband to make an effort—one small, simple gesture. When she meets Neil Hamilton, a strong, demanding, private investigator, she's appalled at the pull she has for him. After all, she's a married woman—even though it's far from the fairytale she always dreamed of. Luckily, Neil has no interest in a woman who belongs to someone else.
But when peril sets in and Tova's life is jeopardized, her husband's absence endangers her even more. This time, greed and envy just might be the deadliest sins of all. It's up to Neil to protect the one woman he can't have—or shouldn't have. But somebody won't stop until Tova is silenced. Can Neil find a way to save Tova while protecting his heart too?
Man, oh man! THIS BOOK! I was completely consumed by it. I couldn't put it down. Tova's life isn't as put together as she looks. Her interaction with a complete stranger was an interesting start to this book. And my interest was highly piqued with the encounters at the DMV. I loved unfolding the story, bit by bit knowing the build up was coming.
Tova is an independent, strong woman who has had to take care of herself and she does what is necessary. Life has shaped her this way. She and Neil have a pull toward each other that they can't seem to ignore, no matter what else is threatened. The sexual tension between these two is palpable. And realistic. The friendships are real, the emotions, everything. That's one thing I absolutely loved about this book; it's raw, realness. There are characters I despised and ones I loved.
Tina Ellery does a FANTASTIC job of drawing the reader in and making them understand Tova and Neil. There are elements of surprise, mystery, romance and intrigue for the plot. This was the first book from Ms. Ellery and I cannot wait for more! There was so much happening in this book and the depth to the characters, that this is definitely one of the top books I've read this year. Be sure not to miss out on this stellar read from a new author!
After a successful twenty-four-year career as a business owner, Tina Ellery, is now an Indie author writing the type of romantic fiction she wants to read. A little mysterious and a lot sexy.
Ellery lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two children. She’ll tell you her writing started because of her son, Salty, and her daughter, Sweetie, and one too many cartons.
When she’s not clicking on the keys, she’s holding some caffeinated beverage. She’s a freelancer with her hoard of recipes and in her free time a jewelry designer.
Writing became her obsession in 2013 when she filled six yellow legal pads and decided to “type the darn thing up.” Be careful when talking to her, though, she’s bound to find you interesting, and you could end up as material, or one of the characters in her next book.